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Designating a British Late Neolithic pottery style represented by vessels first discovered at Rinyo in Orkney and Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. Also (formerly) a culture supposedly related to this pottery.
1950s; earliest use found in Stuart Piggott (1910–1996), archaeologist. From the name of Braes of Rinyo, a field on Rousay in Orkney + the name of Clacton-on-Sea, a town in Essex, both sites of Neolithic settlements.
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